Smoke Signal

October 7, 2019


Understanding Rigor and Relevance

Studies have shown that students understand and retain knowledge best when they have applied it in a practical, relevant setting. A teacher who relies on lecturing does not provide students with optimal learning opportunities. Instead, students go to school to watch the teacher work.

Rigor provides positive experiences and engenders a pervasive sense of accomplishment students will cary for years. Rigor is NOT more homework, projects, resources or rules. When those four nouns are used to define rigor, the teacher is thinking quantity and not quality. Relevance is seeing how knowledge connects to life, to circumstances and to daily problems. Ben Franklin once said, "Tell me and I will forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I'll understand."

Have a great week and as always... It's a Great Day to be a Chieftain!

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Calendar of Events

Monday, 10/7
  • Benchmark: HS Algebra 1 AM
  • Benchmark: MS 8th Grade Social Studies PM
  • Enrichment: LCU Meeting with Seniors in Gym Foyer

Tuesday, 10/8

  • Benchmark: HS English 2 AM
  • Benchmark: MS 7th Grade Reading PM

Wednesday, 10/9

  • Benchmark: HS Biology AM
  • Benchmark: MS 6th Grade Reading PM
  • Enrichment: PSAT Registration in HS Conference Room

Thursday, 10/10

  • Benchmark: HS US History AM
  • Enrichment: Juniors & Seniors Meet with SPEC in Gym Foyer
  • Enrichment: BPA with Ms. Brittingham
  • 5:00 pm CMS @ Smyer

Friday, 10/11

  • Benchmark: HS English 1 AM
  • 7:00 pm CHS vs Smyer
  • 5th Quarter at Trinity Church

Saturday, 10/12

  • 4:00 pm Chieftain Sound at Plainview Marching Festival

Sunday, 10/13

  • Chieftain Sunday at FBC Crosbyton

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